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Spokesperson Psaki on Presidential Elections in Guinea-Bissau

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.



The United States congratulates the people of Guinea-Bissau on the successful completion of peaceful and orderly presidential elections on May 18, and president-elect José Mário Vaz on his victory.

The United States looks forward to working with Mr. Vaz and the Government of Guinea-Bissau as it seeks to return to democratic rule and to achieve lasting peace in the region. We urge the country’s leaders, both civilian and military, to hear the voice of their people and bring the political transition period to a successful conclusion. These elections offer the opportunity for comprehensive reforms to break Guinea-Bissau’s cycle of corruption, and make progress on providing public services and advancing the country’s development.

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